Music by Alessandro Rolla

Alessandro Rolla was an Italian viola and violin virtuoso, composer, conductor and teacher. His son, Antonio Rolla, was also a violin virtuoso and composer. His fame now rests mainly as "teacher of the great Paganini", yet his role was very important in the development of violin and viola technique. Some of the technical innovations that Paganini later used largely, such as left-hand pizzicato, chromatic ascending and descending scales, the use of very high positions on violin and viola, octave passages, were first introduced by Rolla.
TitleFormInstrumentPeriodRatings
2 Viola Sonatas, Op.3 (BI 324, 325) Sonata Viola Classical
7 Arrangements for Solo Viola, BI 316-322 Transcription Viola Classical
3 Concertant String Trios, BI 351, 344, 349 Trio String Trio Classical
3 Concertant String Trios, Op.1 (BI 348, 342, 343) Trio String Trio Romantic
2 Flute Quartets, BI 418, 415 Quartet Chamber group Classical
3 Concertant String Trios, Op.2 (BI 346, 341, 347) Trio String Trio Romantic
3 Little Duos for Violin and Viola, Op.13 (BI 74, 56, 105) Duet Chamber group Classical
Concertino for Viola, BI 328, 546 Concerto Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra Romantic
2 Duos for Violin and Viola, BI 102, 103 Duet Chamber group Classical
3 Serenades for Violin and Viola, Op.14 (BI 47, 100, 73) Serenade / Divertimento / Cassation Chamber group Classical
Adagio e Gran Polonese for Violin and Orchestra, BI 494 Polonaise Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra Romantic
3 Duos for 2 Violins, Op.4 (BI 161, 122, 185) Duet Chamber group Classical
3 Concertant String Trios, BI 410, 405, 397 Trio Chamber group Romantic
Adagio e Polonese for Violin and Orchestra, BI 484 Polonaise Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra Romantic
3 Duos for Flute and Violin, BI 249, 253, 255 Duet Chamber group Classical
24 Intonazioni Etude Violin Romantic
Frammenti d'Opere di Studio, BI 310, 312, 315, 313 Transcription Viola Classical
3 Concertant Duos for Violin and Viola, Op.4 (BI 107, 44, 86) Duet Chamber group Classical
3 Divertimenti for Violin and Viola, Op.6 (BI 63, 80, 89) Serenade / Divertimento / Cassation Chamber group Classical
Adagio e Tema con Variazioni for Viola and Orchestra, BI 133 Theme and Variations Solo Instrument(s) and Orchestra Classical